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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Pre-Colonial Period Questions

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Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Which city was the first founded by Europeans in North America?
  1. Jamestown
  2. Boston
  3. St. Augustine
  4. Washington
  5. New York
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
What monarch(s) chartered Christopher Columbus to find a new route to Asia?
  1. King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella
  2. King James IV
  3. Napoleon Bonaparte
  4. none of the above
  5. He wasn't chartered. He did it during his free time.
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Who were the first people in the Americas?
  1. Spanish
  2. French
  3. British
  4. Native Americans
  5. Portuguese
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
How is it theorized that Native Americans first traveled to the Americas?
  1. By Boat
  2. By Plane
  3. By Catapult.
  4. By Car
  5. By land bridge
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
When Columbus reached Cuba, he thought it was...
  1. Japan
  2. Hispaniola
  3. The Indies
  4. Asia
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Which is a primary source for evidence that Columbus sailed to find a new route to the Indies in 1492?
  1. a television show about the explorations of Columbus
  2. a letter from the current ambassador from Spain desribing the voyage
  3. a painting showing Columbus landing in the New World
  4. a diary entry written by a crew member aboard Columbus' ship
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
A two word definition for Conquistador would be...
  1. African Warrior
  2. American Astrologist
  3. Portuguese Farmer
  4. Spanish Explorer
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Which explorer was the first to sail from Portugal to India via a route around Africa?
  1. Bartolomue Dias
  2. Christopher Columbus
  3. Ferdinand Magellan
  4. Vasco De Gama
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Why was Spain so successful in conquering the New World?
  1. Conquistadors brought horses, guns, and canons with them
  2. Native Americans had no natural immunity to Spanish diseases like Small Pox
  3. The Native Americans who hated the Aztecs worked with the Spanish
  4. All of the above
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
The triangular shaped sail that allowed ships to head into the wind was called
  1. the Lateen Sail.
  2. the Portu-Sail.
  3. the Quadrant Sail.
  4. the Scalene Sail.
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Which of the following is a navigational tool for sailors?
  1. a crusade
  2. an astrolabe
  3. a caravan
  4. an earmark
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
Grade 8 Pre-Colonial Period
The 1493 Line of Demarcation was created by the Pope in order to do what?
  1. To mark the path that Christopher Columbus took to America.
  2. To show the best way to get from Europe to India.
  3. To split the newly discovered world between Spain and Portugal.
  4. To try to convince Europeans that the world was indeed flat.
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